HOMESTEADER’S SWAP: The Parkman Grange is hosting a Homesteader’s Swap on Saturday, August 8th from 9 AM until 2 PM. This event will give individuals an opportunity to buy, sell or trade farm, garden, and home-crafted goods. Vendors are still needed for this event; therefore, contact Deb at 277-3015 to reserve a space for $10 or visit the Parkman Grange on Facebook. The Parkman Grange is located on Highway 150.

MAINE HUMORIST TIM SAMPLE TO PERFORM: Maine humorist, Tim Sample, will be performing live at the Greenville High School auditorium on Saturday, August 8th at 7 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. Tickets are $18 in advanced and $24 at the door. This family friendly show will have you in stitches. The auditorium is located on 130 Pritham Avenue. Get your tickets today by calling 207-695-2702 or by visiting the Moosehead Lake Visitor Center at 480 Moosehead Lake Road. The center is open daily between 10 AM to 4 PM.

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER: The Wayside Grange will be hosting a Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, August 8th from 5 to 6:30 PM. Price per ticket will be $7 with live dinner music. The menu will include potatoes, vegetables, salad, ice cream cakes, and coffee. Take out will be available after 6:30 PM. For more information contact Chester Bekier at 924-5711 or visit the Wayside Grange on Facebook. The Wayside Grange is located on 851 North Dexter Road on Route 23.
The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Club will be holding their First Annual Cruise-In on Saturday, August 8th from 4:30 to 8 PM. There will be music, food, including dough-boys, and non-alcoholic drinks. The event will feature Don Boudreau, an Elvis tribute singer with DJ Len hosting. Contributions will be $3 per car (occupants free) and $1 for walk-ins. Cool ride awards will be presented. The proceeds for this event will benefit the many Kiwanis activities in the local area. In case of inclement weather the rain date is set for Saturday, August 22nd. This event will be located at the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street. For more information contact Bob at 924-7336.
The Dexter Fireman’s Auction will be held on Thursday, August 6th through Saturday, August 8th at 6 PM each day. Items up for bid include, food, tools, appliances, sporting goods, furniture and more. The money raised from this event will be used toward buying equipment for the fire department. The auction will be located at the Factory One parking lot, formerly known as the Watering Hole on Water Street. For more information contact Justin Taylor at 270-0102, Rick Fanjoy at 924-3393, Rick Stocker at 270-0474, Matt Connor at 270-1776, Wilfred Murray at 924-7906, or William Lovejoy at 949-5442.
There will be a free summer concert on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:30 PM. The concert will feature the Wilf Clark and the Misty Mountaineers and will be held at the Wayside Park Gazebo on 35 Main Street. Feel free to bring lawn chairs. This event is sponsored by the town of Dexter.
ANNUAL FUN DAY: The Calvary Baptist Church is sponsoring Annual Fun Day on Sunday, August 9th from 11 AM to 2 PM. There will be free food, music, and games including bounce houses. Like Minded is the featured live band. This event will be held at Hathorn Park on Somerset Avenue.
American Legion Post #32 will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper, by Chef Joe, at the Elks Club on Friday, August 7th from 4:30 to 7 PM. The cost will be $10 per person and children under 12, free. There will be live country music. The supper will be located at the Legion on 140 Middle Street.
BLACKSMITH SHOP: The Blacksmith Shop will be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM through October. The Dunham Forge, located next to the Blacksmith Shop, will have guest blacksmiths demonstrating their crafts. The next blacksmith will be on Saturday, August 8th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The guest blacksmith will be Matt Griffith of Parkman. The Blacksmith Shop is located on 107 Dawes Road. For more information visit
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 6 PM on Monday, August 10th. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering and/or serving on the district board. Any interested person may participate in meetings and also inquire about becoming an associate supervisor. The meeting will be held at the United States Department of Agriculture located on 42 Engdahl Drive. If you need an accommodation contact Joanna Tarrazi at the District office by Monday, August 3rd. For more information contact the district office at 561-2321, extension 3, or email
DONATIONS SOUGHT: The Church of the Nazarene is preparing for a yard sale and bake sale that will be held on Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th at the Detroit Town Hall. The sale will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. Proceeds from the sale will be used for the Watershed Project and River Run efforts to help people in the area that have a need for food. The town hall is located on 35 Main Street. If you have items you would like to donate or bake for the yard sale/bake sale or to arrange a drop off time and place contact and leave a message at 207-487-5517. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible. Donations can be sent to the River Run Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 88, Detroit, ME 04929.
YARD SALE: The Palmyra Soup Kitchen will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, August 8th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The yard sale will be located near the former town office, next to the town park. Yard sale donations are still being accepted and may be dropped off at the Soup Kitchen on 768 Main Street between the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM. Donated items in good useable condition will be accepted including, clothing and household items. Proceeds of the sale will be used to benefit the soup kitchen. In case of rain, the sale will be moved inside.
The Palmyra Soup Kitchen is open to the public. The kitchen serves complete hearty meals every Saturday at 5 PM. The next date the soup kitchen will be open is Saturday, August 8th. The Soup Kitchen is located on 768 Main Street.
PATRIOTS VS PACKERS WILL YOU BE THERE: The Maine Central Institute Football Boosters will be selling raffle tickets to win 4 Patriots Club level seat tickets and a parking pass for Thursday, August 13th. The New England Patriots will be playing the Green Bay Packers in their pre-season opener at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Raffle tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. See any player or booster member to purchase tickets. For more information contact Emily Vique at 487-2428.
2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATE UNITY FESTIVAL: The Town of Unity, known to local residents as home, invites the public to join their 2nd Annual Celebrate Unity Festival which will be held on Saturday, August 8th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Activities for the day include a chicken barbecue, dancing, music, kid activities and games, local vendors, displays, and much more. The festival will be held at the Field of Dreams in Unity. There is still time to reserve a vending space. For more information contact Mary at 948-9005 or
American Legion Benjamin Berry Post #50 will be holding a chicken barbecue at the Field of Dreams during Unity Day on Saturday, August 8th from 12 PM until the food is gone. The cost per meal will be $8. The Field of Dreams is located on the Bangor Road.
MUSIC/OPEN MIC NIGHT BENEFIT: American Legion Post #73 will be hosting a Music and Open Mic Night on Friday, August 7th from 6 to 9 PM. The public is invited to be a participant or an audience member. The proceeds for this event will benefit homeless veterans. Post #73 is located on 47 Maple Street.
Performers, Simon and Goodwin, will be the next featured artists in the Stewart Free Library summer concert series. Playing at the bandstand on Thursday, August 6th at 7 PM. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy these free concerts. In case of rain, the concerts will be held in the Corinna Elementary School gymnasium on 42 Stetson Road. For more information about the concert series contact the Stewart Free Library at 278-2454.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: The Corinth United Methodist Church will be holding a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, August 8th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The cost will be $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60+) and $3 for children under 12. The menu will include, baked beans, hotdogs, coleslaw, chop suey, potato salad, breads, beverages and pie. The church is located on 275 Main Street.
FREE MEAL: A free meal will be served on Thursday, August 6th from 4 to 6:30 PM. The Dixmont United Methodist Church invites the public to attend. The meal will be located at the Louis I Bussey School on 994 Western Avenue.
PRE-REGISTER FOR 5K FOR JAY RACE: There will be a 5K for Jay Race in memory of Captain John Randall Brainard on Saturday, August 29th. Pre-register/or register for the 5K for Jay Run. Register at 8 AM with the starting pistol firing at 9 AM on race day at $25 for adults and $20 for children. Pre-registered runners cost will be $20 for adults and $15 for children. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Captain John Brainard 3rd Scholarship Fund. The race will be held rain or shine and begin at the American Legion at 82 North Street. For more information contact John Brainard at 314-5653, Amanda Brainard at 509-0074, or visit Facebook at
A 5K for Jay Race in memory of Captain John Randall Brainard will be held on Saturday, August 29th. All charitable donations are welcome. To make a donation to the Captain John Brainard 3rd Scholarship Fund make checks payable to: 5K for Jay, c/o Robin Chase, Capt. John Randall Brainard III Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 26 East Newport, ME 04933. For more information contact John Brainard at 314-5653, Amanda Brainard at 509-0074, or visit Facebook at
FINN DANCE: There will be a Finn Dance at the Finn Hall on Saturday, August 8th from 7:30 to 10 PM. The evening will include schottishes, polkas, waltzes, and foxtrots. Music will be led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on accordion. The cost will be $8 per person and children under 12, free. The Finn Hall is located a mile south of the Monson town center on Route 15. For more information contact 977-3639.